One of the ward computers had a virus. As a result, the Internet service provider blocked our connection. Unfortunately, someone deleted the antivirus log files, so we cannot comply with the ISP’s requirements for restoration. All my ward staff are whining about how the ISP is “punishing” them for a virus that they got destroyed, but I can see where the ISP is coming from. You know, we had Trojans, which are pretty nasty viruses. Heck, we could’ve been reported to authorities, or the entire institution network could’ve been shut down rather than just my ward’s patient computers.
Even so, I am highly frustrated at the lack of Internet access, because many of my activities take place online. Fortunately, I mailed a new wish list for audio books to the library just before the access was disconnected, so I still have stuff to read, for now. I am even more frustrated by the unknown time interval for the outage: weeks, months? Will we ever get our connection back at all? In any case, this is to notify you that I’m not blogging unless or until I get some kind of Internet connection back – I’m considering a mobile connection. I’m now on my home connection, but I will not be coming here for computer use anymore, I think.